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  • 1) A wild ox, Bison bonasus.
  • 2) A similar American animal, Bison bison else Bos americanus or Bisonte americano; also called a buffalo.
  • 3) A bovine mammal (Bison bonasus) of Europe, similar to the North American bison but with a somewhat smaller head and longer horns; a wisent.
  • 4) A bovine mammal (Bison bison) of western North America, having large forequarters, a shaggy mane, and a massive head with short curved horns; a buffalo.
  • 5) The American bison buffalo (Bison Americanus), a large, gregarious bovine quadruped with shaggy mane and short black horns, which formerly roamed in herds over most of the temperate portion of North America, but by 1900 was restricted to very limited districts in the region of the Rocky Mountains, and was almost hunted to extinction.
  • 6) The aurochs or European bison.
  • 7) any of several large humped bovids having shaggy manes and large heads and short horns
  • 8) Bison or Bos americanus, improperly called the buffalo, an animal which formerly ranged over most of the United States and much of British America in countless numbers, now reduced to probably a few thousands, and apparently soon to become extinct as a wild animal.
  • 9) The aurochs, or bonasus, a European wild ox: hence applied to several similar animals, recent and extinct.
  • 10) A name applied by Indian sportsmen to the gaur, Bibos (or Gavæus) gaurus, in distinction to ‘buffalo,’ which is used for Bos buffelus.
  • 11) [capitalized] [NL.] A genus or subgenus of the family Bovidæ, including the aurochs, B. bonasus (see cut under aurochs), the American bison, B. americanus, and several related fossil species, as B. latifrons.


  • 1) A buffalo robe.
  • 2) The buffalo fish.
  • 3) Any of the Old World mammals of the family Bovidae, such as the Cape buffalo, Syncerus caffer, or the water buffalo Buabalus bubalis.
  • 4) A related North American animal, the American bison, Bison bison.
  • 5) The flesh of the North American bison, used as food.
  • 6) Any of several large African and Asian ruminant mammals of the family Bovidae, such as the water buffalo and the African buffalo.
  • 7) The North American bison.
  • 8) Any of several North American suckers of the genus Ictiobus, having a dark body and an arched back.
  • 9) (Zoöl.) A very large and savage species of the same genus (Syncerus Caffer syn. Bubalus Caffer) found in South Africa; -- called also Cape buffalo.
  • 10) (Bot.) a kind of clover (Trifolium reflexum and Trifoliumsoloniferum) found in the ancient grazing grounds of the American bison.
  • 11) (Zoöl.) a large, edible, marine fish (Ophiodon elongatus) of the northern Pacific coast; -- called also blue cod, and cultus cod.
  • 12) the skin of the bison of North America, prepared with the hair on; -- much used as a lap robe in sleighs.
  • 13) (Zoöl.) Any species of wild ox.
  • 14) (Bot.), [U.S.] a species of short, sweet grass (Buchloë dactyloides), from two to four inches high, covering the prairies on which the buffaloes, or bisons, feed.
  • 15) (Bot.) a shrub of the Upper Missouri (Sherherdia argentea) with acid edible red berries.
  • 16) (Zoöl.) The buffalo fish. See Buffalofish, below.
  • 17) A buffalo robe. See Buffalo robe, below.
  • 18) the carpet beetle. See under Carpet.
  • 19) (Zoöl.) an African bird of the genus Buphaga, of two species. These birds perch upon buffaloes and cattle, in search of parasites.
  • 20) (Bot.) the oily and drupelike fruit of an American shrub (Pyrularia oleifera); also, the shrub itself; oilnut.
  • 21) [U.S.] dry dung of the buffalo, or bison, used for fuel.
  • 22) (Zoöl.) A species of the genus Bos or Bubalus (Bubalus bubalus), originally from India, but now found in most of the warmer countries of the eastern continent. It is larger and less docile than the common ox, and is fond of marshy places and rivers.
  • 23) (Zoöl.) a small dipterous insect of the genus Simulium, allied to the black fly of the North. It is often extremely abundant in the lower part of the Mississippi valley and does great injury to domestic animals, often killing large numbers of cattle and horses. In Europe the Columbatz fly is a species with similar habits.
  • 24) (Zoöl.) The bison of North America.
  • 25) large shaggy-haired brown bison of North American plains
  • 26) meat from an American bison
  • 27) any of several Old World animals resembling oxen including, e.g., water buffalo; Cape buffalo
  • 28) a city on Lake Erie in western New York (near Niagara Falls)
  • 29) See buffalo-pea.
  • 30) A buffalo-fish.
  • 31) plural [capitalized] In United States history, a name given by their opponents to those members of the Locofoco or Equal Rights party who in 1836 accepted the overtures of the regular Democratic organization (Tammany) toward a coalition.
  • 32) A leather hamper used for carrying bobbins.
  • 33) plural A nickname given to the dwellers on the coast of North Carolina.
  • 34) A name given to various wild oxen, or Bovinæ, and particularly to the bison of North America, Bison americanus. See bison.
  • 35) A buffalo-robe.
  • 36) A ruminant mammal of the family Bovidæ, the best-known species of which is the Bubalus buffelus or Bos bubalus, larger than the ox and with stouter limbs, originally from India, but now found in most of the warmer countries of the eastern hemisphere.
  • 37) US, slang, transitive To outwit, confuse, deceive, or intimidate.
  • 38) archaic, transitive To pistol-whip.
  • 39) transitive To hunt buffalo.
  • 40) intimidate or overawe
  • 41) To intimidate or frighten, as by a display of authority.
  • 42) To confuse or deceive.


  • 1) They leave a stalk of bison grass in the bottle.
  • 2) Instead of hunting deer or bison, they hunted each other.
  • 3) Shot from a helicopter and a cameraman on the ground, the wolf and bison battle it out.
  • 4) Deer roam free and wild boar and European bison can be viewed safely from platforms built into the trees.
  • 5) Savage We also had our first taste of the bison burgers and steaks that were to become our staple diet on the trip.
  • 6) If you can find it, ground bison is a better, leaner option, and usually only costs a little more.
  • 7) Hope he got to keep the meat, bison is good eating.
  • 8) Troll Central has realized that their minions are not intellectually capable of being effective at conventional trolling and bison is one of several sock-puppets that are using unconventional methods to take control of the dialogue.
  • 9) In 1995 the State of Montana sued the National Park Service and USDA Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service for delaying their long-term bison management planning and during winter of 1996-7 its agents shot and shipped to slaughter 1,500 bison in a brucellosis control campaign which became a nationally important public issue.
  • 10) I think we ought'a kill off a bunch of cows every time a bison is infected!
  • 11) ‘Today the wood and plains bison in North America are the only surviving populations.’
  • 12) ‘From North America came squirrels and raccoons, bears and bison, eagles and an elk.’
  • 13) ‘Elks and bison, it seems, adapted better to the new landscape than mammoths and horses.’
  • 14) ‘Wild bison roamed the streets in America and Canada when once they had walked the plains.’
  • 15) ‘The bison naturally migrate to Horse Butte during the winter to find food and escape deep snows.’
  • 16) ‘Doubtless they hunted horses there, as well as the roaming bison, woolly rhino and hyena.’
  • 17) ‘Then, in 1997, Igor organized an effort to bring the European bison back to the forest.’
  • 18) ‘One of his subjects was a male bison sent to Paris from the United States in 1819.’
  • 19) ‘Sometimes they used the flames to drive the bison someplace for easier and safer killing by people on foot.’
  • 20) ‘They were once hunted by sportsmen in India as ‘big game’ as was the American bison.’
  • 21) ‘It appears to depict a bison's head and forequarters attached to a humanlike body.’
  • 22) ‘The archaeologists last week unearthed engravings of a bison, another ibex, part of a horse and some triangular shapes.’
  • 23) ‘Wolves primarily hunt in packs for large prey such as moose, elk, bison, musk oxen, and reindeer.’
  • 24) ‘There are tigers here, but it's elephants, monkeys and bison that you're most likely to see sipping at the reserve's lakes.’
  • 25) ‘The cowboys left long ago, but the elk, bison, pronghorns, coyote and moose are still at large in a chilly wilderness.’
  • 26) ‘Among the animals most commonly represented are the bison, the bull and the horse.’
  • 27) ‘Expect to spot bison, elk, deer, moose, coyote and many winter birds during your ski.’
  • 28) ‘The haste to pass the area before dusk when elephants and bison come to the waterholes added anxiety to exhaustion.’
  • 29) ‘The only thing I can figure is that they want the diseased bison to infect cattle and thereby harm the beef industry.’
  • 30) ‘Grazing has always been allowed because cattle mimic the impact bison had on the natural landscape.’


  • 1) DEEP in the rolling Hampshire countryside is a farm that produces cheese from a steaming herd of buffalo.
  • 2) This is a brilliant recipe for making inexpensive mozzarella taste like the finest buffalo mozzarella.
  • 3) There was one that had been fitted with the head from a buffalo.
  • 4) The penny dropped when she realised that there were no quotas for buffalo milk.
  • 5) The grocery shop had enormous deer and buffalo heads mounted on the walls.
  • 6) It would take a herd of buffalo to stop me buying another.
  • 7) Perhaps that had something to with the buffalo heads lit by lasers shining through the eye sockets.
  • 8) It is home to his herd of breeding buffalo.
  • 9) Elephant and buffalo ambled out of the rain forest to wade in the weedy shallows and to drink.
  • 10) They collapsed like a shot buffalo.
  • 11) Across its Northumberland parkland roamed herds of antelope and buffalo.
  • 12) It's huge and is home to enormous herds of elephant and buffalo.
  • 13) You dare not let him build a head of steam - he is like a runaway buffalo.
  • 14) A month before, a pride of lions killed a buffalo outside one of the tents.
  • 15) In the afternoon, we caught up with a pride of 17 lions hunting buffalo.
  • 16) Hi i live near buffalo, New York and i LOVE the Twilight Saga im like the twilight sagas biggest fan, my mom said they might be filming part of Breaking Dawn in buffalo, new york or in niagra falls is this trueI
  • 17) Oh, shooting a white deer or buffalo is certain to bring forth bad mojo!
  • 18) Inside the barn Ron sequesters the water buffalo from the goats with a big blue farm gate that leads into the loafing room.
  • 19) I live in buffalo county and if you cant kill your share of deer in 9 days you wont do it in 16.
  • 20) Using the same logic as you just did, I could argue that the fact that the economy in buffalo was horrible for most of the 1990s was "an interesting data point that needs some explainin '" to all the economists who tell us that we were in a boom over that time.
  • 21) My taxes on 120 acres in buffalo county could choke a horse!!!
  • 22) I was in buffalo county hunting the early season and this big boy came up bout 5 yards but let him go for another hunter.
  • 23) ‘Endangered species include tapir, guar and banteng, wild buffalo, serow, red dog, Asiatic elephant, and leopard.’
  • 24) ‘The world's largest concentrations of eland, forest buffalo and roan antelope were virtually destroyed.’
  • 25) ‘A woman jumped into the fray, slapped the thief and then led the buffalo by the horns to safety.’
  • 26) ‘The tamaraw, the very rare dwarf buffalo of Mindoro that is the Philippines' national animal; Heude described that, and we found the type specimen.’
  • 27) ‘Along the banks we caught sight of both the supposedly almost extinct species of dwarf buffalo, the highland and lowland anoa.’
  • 28) ‘These species, all of which are under threat due to illegal harvesting, included Grants gazelle, Thomsons gazelle, dik-dik, eland, impala, waterbuck, warthog, plains zebra, Cape buffalo and Masai giraffe.’
  • 29) ‘As quick as lightning the buffalo whirled around and caught my foot with her crooked horn and came very close to goring the horse.’
  • 30) ‘The fearsome figure - astride a buffalo with menacing horns - is Lord Yamadharma, the ultimate arbiter of your life here and hereafter.’
  • 31) ‘The Aurochs itself may have been descended from a cattle kind including bison and water buffaloes.’
  • 32) ‘This area is of vital importance, not only for the babirusa but also for the anoa (an endemic dwarf buffalo), the tiny, giant-eyed spectral tarsier and the locally endemic Heck's macaque.’
  • 33) ‘The wild buffalo are the remnants and descendants of a 100-strong herd kept under the Kanyuan Bridge more than a decade ago by Li Pi-e.’
  • 34) ‘Volcanic outcrops of rock silhouette the skyline and farmers work the fertile land with their buffaloes heavily plodding through the muddy, shimmering soil as they pull aged ploughs.’
  • 35) ‘Elephants, forest buffalo, bush pigs, leopards, gorillas, chimpanzees, and several monkey species roam the forests.’
  • 36) ‘In addition, the teams surveyed the numbers of other plants and animals including endangered golden monkeys, elephants, and forest buffalo.’
  • 37) ‘Anecdote from field notes: Zulu praise-singers hail the buffalo as the wild ox that defied taming by generations of kings.’
  • 38) ‘The 500 resident mammals include rhinos, camels, buffalo, bison, wildebeest, lions, tigers, zebra, monkeys, deer, antelopes and wallabies.’
  • 39) ‘Wild cats, buffaloes, bears and elephants would all be kept and then made to fight one another.’
  • 40) ‘Inbreeding has also plagued wild elephant, rhinoceros, buffalo, and antelope populations.’
  • 41) ‘There are leopard, buffalo, elephants and wild dogs, however, so one needs to be wary.’
  • 42) ‘Home to numerous crocodiles and hippo, the Great Ruaha draws many thirsty waterbuck, leopard, buffalo, reedbuck, wild dogs, lion and hyena to its banks.’
  • 43) ‘Two hundred years ago, bison, aka buffalo, roamed North America in massive herds.’
  • 44) ‘It was conducted mainly among the buffalo hunting groups of the plains region.’
  • 45) ‘The menu features game, namely rabbit, pigeon, venison and pheasant, and from time to time buffalo and wild boar.’
  • 46) ‘That is definitely a load to be reckoned with and also explains why they were able to kill such large animals as grizzly bears and buffalo with a six-gun even back then.’
  • 47) ‘Over their shoulders are what look like buffaloes or bison.’
  • 48) ‘Nationally, 41 separate tribes now belong to the Intertribal Bison Cooperative, whose sole mission is buffalo restoration.’
  • 49) ‘On the eastern side of the bluff, the bones of extinct species of bison attest that the promontory was once used as a buffalo jump.’
  • 50) ‘Local people depended on turtles much the way native North Americans depended on the buffalo.’
  • 51) ‘In the Lamar Valley a buffalo ranch was established where bison were bred and fed for the viewing enjoyment of the public.’
  • 52) ‘Those cattle have been used as an excuse for the Montana Department of Livestock to slaughter thousands of America's last wild herd of buffalo.’
  • 53) ‘They have introduced the bison - better known as the buffalo of Hollywood westerns - to Hornby Castle, near Bedale.’
  • 54) ‘The buffalo of North America could once numbered in the tens of millions, but were reduced to near-extinction by systematic slaughter during the 19th century.’
  • 55) ‘Unlike captive ranched buffalo, which are now relatively common, the Yellowstone buffalo herd has never interbred with cattle and has retained its wild character.’
  • 56) ‘This year my contribution was a buffalo, an American bison.’
  • 57) ‘‘The country was one black robe,’ said early explorers on the North American continent as they surveyed the herds of buffalo.’
  • 58) ‘Many of North America's buffalo were already gone by the time the notorious hide hunt started on the Great Plains.’
  • 59) ‘Timothy ‘Speed’ Levitch posits that the site should be turned into a park full of free-roaming American bison, popularly known as buffalo.’
  • 60) ‘The American bison, which is commonly called a buffalo, is not on the U.S. Endangered Species List.’
  • 61) ‘The smaller European relative of the American buffalo, called the European Bison or Wisent, suffered a similar fate.’
  • 62) ‘These once hosted and boosted millions of bison, a large North American mammal of the buffalo tribe.’
  • 63) ‘Big carp, even bigger buffalo and hundreds of panfish flopped helplessly in the pasture's tall fescue and dried up cow patties.’
  • 64) ‘Smallmouth buffalo are esteemed above all suckers from a culinary standpoint.’
  • 65) ‘The buffalo [a native variety of the carp] now swish sluggishly around him, some pushing half-heartedly on the nets.’
  • 66) ‘Catch of common carp was generally high during 1958-1975 and has decreased since; harvests have approximately doubled for buffalo fishes, catfishes and freshwater drum during 1945-1999.’
  • 67) ‘The Australian government has refused to sign the Kyoto treaty but still seems to have been buffaloed by the totally unsubstantiated claim that carbon dioxide is harmful.’
  • 68) ‘‘How are we going to get in? ‘the Duke asked, determined not to be buffaloed by a camel.’’
  • 69) ‘But it does seem to be a guy who will come out the way he would like in every case - and is not going to be buffaloed by Professor Tribe's hand-picked law clerks any more than he is buffaloed by Professor Tribe.’
  • 70) ‘First they tried to buffalo voters with the odd assertion that North Dakota banks don't sell their customers' information, so there's no need to worry.’
  • 71) ‘Long-term tests provide an extended look at a winning engine, a year's worth of thrashing that helps assure Best Engines judges haven't been buffaloed by a slick beauty cover and handsome output figures.’
  • 72) ‘Nor does the director ask the question: How was the entire management of a prestigious publication buffaloed by an imaginative, but essentially juvenile, ruse?’
  • 73) ‘A disease that has buffaloed scientists, veterinarians, and bison ranchers is yielding some of its secrets.’
  • 74) ‘It's harder to buffalo the public in compressed time.’
  • 75) ‘Check the facts thoroughly for yourself, or risk getting buffaloed.’

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